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KoAloha Official Move to New Facility

Aloha and Happy Wednesday!!! What an amazing time of year this is. Lots of great things happening all around. One great thing is having amazing sponsors that help us share a bit of aloha with all who attend our festival. One major sponsor that has been continuously helping us to spread aloha is KoAloha Ukulele. We are especially grateful to them while they are going through a major transition in moving to a new location. This is a crazy and hectic time, yet they still went above and beyond for us this year. Mahalo to everyone at KoAloha Ukulele for helping to share some aloha spirit. We truly appreciate everything you do! 😎🌴🌺🌞 #KoAlohaUkulele #getyourukeon

From KoAloha’s Facebook page:

Aloha Fam!
This is it! We’re finally moving!
We will be officially closed from July 3rd and will reopen in our new home by July 24th.
Will our showroom still be open?
– Our showroom will be closed during this time of transition.
Will we still have factory tours?
– There will not be any factory tours during our move.
What’s our new address? Easy!
1234 Kona Street, 2F Unit K
Honolulu, HI 96814
Will we still be at Roy Sakuma’s Ukulele Festival?
– This was a tough one to call. Regretfully, we have decided not to attend this year. We were so looking forward to hanging out with everyone. Especially the keiki! We’ll be saving our festival games for next year for sure! We’re excited and looking forward to returning next year, better than ever!
If you have any questions, please email us at info@koaloha.com.
We do apologize for any inconveniences. We’re going to do the best we can to really cut down our down time. And definitely can with your help! Hahaha😂
Mahalo for all your support!

Utah Ukulele Festival posters are going up!

Happy Aloha Friday!!! The 2017 posters have been printed! Just over 8 weeks before the 5th Annual Utah Ukulele Festival is here. Mark you calendars for a day of fun workshops, awesome vendors, and amazing entertainment. As always, it is all for FREE. Just our way of sharing a bit of aloha with all who attend. We’ll be opening up registration for the Open Mic Competition, so keep an eye out for that, and there are still a few vendor/concession spots available. Check out the link for more info. and to register to be a part of ukulele awesomeness! Mahalo! 😎 http://utahukefest.com/vendors/

Registration for Vendors and Concessions is Open!

Happy Aloha Friday, UUF Friends! Are you ready to have fun at this year’s Utah Ukulele Festival taking place on August 5th once again at Willow Park in Logan, UT?!? Vendor and Concession registration is OPEN, so make sure to register to be a part of the amazing ukulele awesomeness we call the Utah Ukulele Festival!!! Follow the link for more information and to secure your spot for all that fun! Mahalo! 😎🌴🎼🎤🍧🍽️🌞 Current registered vendors/concessions: KSM Music, LipSense by SeneGence, Winder Farms, Scentsy, Plexus, Bitwise Honey, American Exteriors, Usborne Books and More,Tupperware, Shop Stevie, Live Simply Designs, Kurt’s Shirts, Lularoe, Quotes In The Makin’, Rainbow Snow Shack, MojiLife by Vicky, Fairy Floss, Zyla Active Clothing, GoldiPops: Gourmet ice pops, Lost&Bound, Pauni Island Grill.

Utah Ukulele Festival 2017 Headliner

We are so excited to announce that our 2017 Utah Ukulele Festival headliners will be Mele’uhane, a father-son duo who are venturing out all the way from the Big Island to share some aloha with us all. <3 We had the privilege of meeting them and seeing their performance last year, and W-O-W!!! Enough cannot be said about these two amazingly talented Hoku nominees. Ukulele and Hawaiian slack key are just a few of the many talents that son Leo holds, while his father, Keikilani melts your heart with his soulful voice and guitar. You will not want to miss their performance at this year's event on August 5th, once again at Willow Park in Logan, Utah. For more information about the talented duo, please check out their website: meleuhane.com

2017 Vendor/Concession Registration Is Now Open!

Aloha UUF Friends! Are you ready to have fun at this year’s Utah Ukulele Festival taking place on August 5th once again at Willow Park in Logan, UT?!? Vendor and Concession registration is now OPEN. Make sure to register to be a part of the amazing ukulele awesomeness we call the Utah Ukulele Festival!!! Follow the link for more information and to secure your spot for all that fun! Mahalo! 🙂 Click on the on link at the top of the page to register for the event.

Jammin’ With UUF Jan, Feb, March

Aloha All! We wanted to let everyone know we will be heading to NAMM this week in hopes of having the opportunity to say “Mahalo” to many of our out-of-state sponsors face-to-face. We will be taking lots of photos and maybe even a video or two.
As a quick reminder, make sure you mark your calendars for Saturday, January 28th. This will be our first UUF Jam Session for 2017. It will be held once again at KSM Music in Logan from Noon-1:30pm. Come out and get your uke on! 😀

Aloha Friday October 28

Happy Aloha Friday to you all! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, Saturday (Oct. 29th) is our next Jammin’ with UUF session at KSM Music on 400 North in Logan. It will run from 12pm-1:30pm. Come out, have fun, and get your uke on! Also, don’t forget about the Aloha Friday Jam with Ukulele Underground. Keep an eye out on their Youtube channel to catch dates and times. It’s a fun and easy way to learn fun songs and fine tune your ukulele awesomeness. #Getyourukeon #UUFRocks

2016 Festival Photos

We hope that everyone had a great time at this year’s Utah Ukulele Festival. Make sure to mark your calendars for next year’s event, which will take place on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 once again at Willow Park in Logan, Utah. We want to send out a great big MAHALO once again to all those who helped make this year’s event a big success. We are so grateful for you all and the time and effort you put in to help share a bit of Aloha Spirit with all who attend. UUF jam sessions are scheduled for the last Saturday of the month in October and November. Signup here to be on the mailing list. Ukulele lessons will be held privately this year. Email us if you have questions or would like to participate.

For photos of the 2016 event click here.

Ukulele Underground has Aloha Friday Jam sessions each week live on their Youtube channel. These start at 5pm MT and are a blast to participate in. You may even catch Aldrine wearing the 2016 t-shirt! Check them out here.

We hope to see you out sharing in some ukulele awesomeness! Mahalo nu loa!!!

3 Days…..

If you didn’t catch this video last year, here is a small glimpse into one of the reasons why we do what we do. KSL News Story <3 This festival is put on each and every year with the same goals when it was first developed...1.) all entertainment and workshops/lessons are to be completely free to the public 2.) offer a fun family-friendly experience 3.) bring a bit of the islands to Cache Valley Utah by sharing our love of the ukulele and some Aloha Spirit to each and everyone who passes through the festival. Now that you've learned a little bit about us, we'd love to hear about YOU!!! Tell us your stories and connection to the ukulele. Stop by the UUF booth this Saturday (Aug. 6th) at Willow Park, and say "Aloha" and share your story. We hope to see you there!!!

4 More Days!

Only four more days until the 2016 Utah Ukulele Festival once again hits beautiful Cache Valley. Bring your camp chairs, soak up some sun, enjoy some Aloha Spirit, all while taking in the awesome sounds of the ukulele. As always, this is a FREE family-friendly event. Come and enjoy!